When someone dies, you must contact certain organisations to inform them as soon as possible. You need to:
- tell the tax office
- return the deceased person’s driving licence to the DVLA
- return their passport to the UK Passport Agency
- send any Lasting Power of Attorney or Enduring Power of Attorney they had back to the Office of the Public Guardian, along with a death certificate, if you were their attorney
- contact the DWP’s Tell Us Once service, which allows you to report a death to several
government departments with just one phone call.
You may need to contact other organisations as well, such as:
- pension scheme provider
- insurance company
- bank and building society
- mortgage provider, housing association or council housing office
- social services
- utility companies
- GP, dentist, optician and anyone else providing medical care
- any charities, organisations or magazine subscriptions the deceased person made regular payments to.
You could also register the name and address of the deceased person with the Bereavement Register, which tries to put a stop to post being sent to people who have died.